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Biodiversity Heritage Library

Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge. | The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium works with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties to ensure that this biodiversity heritage is made available to a global audience through open access principles. In partnership with the Internet Archive and through local digitization efforts, the BHL has digitized millions of pages of taxonomic literature, representing nearly 100,000 titles and over 160,000 volumes.

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180,922
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Year
1,518
1932
2,105
1931
2,390
1930
2,123
1929
2,186
1928
2,316
1927
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Topics & Subjects
13,380
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs
12,814
Flowers Seeds Catalogs
10,564
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs
9,265
Natural history
9,052
Science
7,878
Botany
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Collection
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Creator
1,207
united states. bureau of entomology and plant quarantine
1,088
engelmann, george,
724
u.s. fish and wildlife service
684
golden gate audubon society.; audubon association of the pacific.; audubon society of the pacific.
567
harvard university. museum of comparative zoology
550
united states national museum
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Language
134,690
English
15,517
German
12,765
French
2,762
Latin
2,705
Spanish
2,318
Italian
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Topics: India, Pictorial works, Plants
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Dec 11, 2018 Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946
texts
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comment 1
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Topics: Birds -- Folklore, Birds
Bibliography of principal works referred to arranged chronologically": p. [ix]-xii
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nov 5, 2018 Snodgrass, R. E. (Robert E.), 1875-1962
texts
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comment 6
Insects, their way and means of living. Copy 1 (STRI) 7718. 362 p. illus.
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Topic: Insects
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
Oct 22, 2018 Pluche, Noël Antoine, 1688-1761
texts
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14
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Natural history
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Oct 22, 2018 Pluche, Noël Antoine, 1688-1761; Lushington, William John (bookplate)
texts
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v. 8, pt. 2. L'homme en société avec Dieu
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Sep 8, 2018 Dieter, George Ellwood
texts
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Includes bibliography
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Topics: Strength of materials, Physical metallurgy, Metal-work
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Jul 24, 2018 Alcorn, J. R. (J. Ray), 1911-
texts
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Section one of the volume contains the catalog of specimens donated to MVZ #3502-3801. Section two contains specimens from Nevada, 1943: Catalog #3802-3816 and #4064-4174. Section three contains specimens from Mexico, March-April 1943: Catalog #3817-4063.
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University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
Jul 24, 2018 Shaw, George, 1751-1813
texts
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14
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Topic: Zoology
The Library of Congress
Jul 16, 2018 Sage, Rufus B., b. 1817. [from old catalog]
texts
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Topic: Hunting
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Topics: Botanical illustration, Botany, Medical, Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Pictorial...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jul 4, 2018 Donne, John, 1572-1631; Mueller, Janel M., 1938- ed
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First published in LXXX sermons preached by that learned and reverend divine, John Donne, Dr in Divinitie, London, 1640
( 1 reviews )
Topics: botany, Church of England, Sermons, English, Preaching
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
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copié
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jul 1, 2018 Heck, J. G. (Johann Georg), -1857; Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
texts
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statement of responsibility: Systematically arranged by J.G. Heck. Translated from the German, with additions, and edited by Spencer F. Baird ... illustrated by five hundred steel plates, containing upwards of twelve thousand engravings
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Cornell University Library
Jun 22, 2018 Hulme, F. Edward (Frederick Edward), 1841-1909
texts
eye 1,567
favorite 10
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Plants in art, Plants
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
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Natural History Museum Library, London
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Formerly: Anali di storia naturale
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
May 19, 2018 Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
texts
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This field book consists of the specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from his collecting activities in the western United States in 1914 and Plummers Island (Maryland) in 1915. The specimen list includes collector numbers (12250-12575); scientific name; date; location; and occasional notes on locality, abundance, and physical descriptions. Locations include: Washington (including Mt. Rainier National Park); Oregon; Wyoming; and Plummers Island (Maryland)
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Topics: Botany, United States, Washington, Oregon, Mount Rainier National Park, Wyoming, Plummers Island,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
May 19, 2018 Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
texts
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This field book consists of the specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from his collecting activities in Hawaii in 1916. The specimen list includes collector numbers (14534-15013); scientific name; date; location; and occasional notes on locality, abundance, and physical descriptions. Localities include Hualalai, Honaunau, Crater of Kilauea, and Molokai
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Topics: Botany, United States, Hawaii, Hualalai, Honaunau, Kilauea Crater, Molokai
Biodiversity Heritage Library
May 19, 2018 Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
texts
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This field book consists of the specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from his collecting activities in Hawaii in 1916. The specimen list includes collector numbers (14061-14533); scientific name; date; location; and occasional notes on locality, abundance, and physical descriptions. Localities include Kalihi Valley and Kaleiha [?]
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Topics: Botany, United States, Hawaii, Kalihi Valley
Biodiversity Heritage Library
May 9, 2018 Lowe, E. J. (Edward Joseph), 1825-1900
texts
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Pritzel (2nd ed.)
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Mar 12, 2018 Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology
texts
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Vols. 16-48 include accompanying papers
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Topics: Ethnology, Indians
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Topics: Aquariums, Aquarium plants
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 24, 2018 Lunds botaniska frening
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Reference sources
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Plants -- Sweden, Plants
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 2, 2018 Linden, Jean Jules,1817-1898; Linden, Lucien,1851-1940; Rodigas, Emile,1831-1902; Cogniaux, Alfred,1841-1916
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statement of responsibility: Directeur J. Linden. Redacteurs en chef: Lucien Linden & Emile Rodigas
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jan 29, 2018 Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Straits Branch
texts
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Sept. 1921. A bibliographic enumeration of Bornean plants, by E. D. Merrill
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Topic: Malayan languages
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
botanicus
Jan 18, 2018 Rees, Abraham,1743-1825
texts
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fAE5.R329 plates --- --------Plates ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown [etc.] 1820. 6 v. plates (part col.; incl. music) maps, plans, charts, diagrs. 28 x 22 cm. AE5.R329 Plates
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jan 16, 2018 Greene, William Thomas; Dutton, Frederick George
texts
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statement of responsibility: by W.T. Greene, with notes on several species by the Hon. and Rev. F.G. Dutton.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Cage birds, Parrots
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jan 15, 2018 Rees, Abraham, 1743-1825
texts
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Books to Borrow
Dec 2, 2017 Schärfe, Joachim Eduard, 1919-
texts
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Translation of Echolotfibel
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Echo sounding, Underwater acoustics
( 1 reviews )
Cornell University Library
texts
eye 1,131
favorite 2
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topics: Cetacea, Sealing, Whaling
The Library of Congress
Sep 23, 2017 [Radcliffe, Lewis], 1880- [from old catalog]
texts
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comment 1
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Topics: Cooking, Whales, Porpoises. [from old catalog]
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Sep 23, 2017 Bullen, Frank Thomas, 1857-1915
texts
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comment 1
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Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Sep 16, 2017 Anderson, John, 1833-1900; Boulenger, George Albert, 1858-1937. Fishes of the Nile; De Winton, William Edward
texts
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1. Reptilia and Batrachia, by J. Anderson. 1898.--2. Mammalia, by J. Anderson. 1902.--3, 4. The fishes of the Nile, by G. A. Boulenger. 2 vol. 1907
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Topic: Zoology
Cornell University Library
Aug 13, 2017 Hervey, A. B. (Alpheus Baker), 1839-1931; Sprague, Isaac, 1811-1895
texts
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comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topics: Flowers, Botany
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Topics: Description and travel, L'Espérance (Corvette), Scientific Expeditions, South America, Thétis...
San Diego Zoo Global Library and Archives
Jul 21, 2017 Klauber, Laurence Monroe,1883-1968
texts
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Cover title
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Snakes, Snakes
Cornell University Library
Jul 9, 2017 Page, William, 1861-1934, ed
texts
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comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 1,187
favorite 0
comment 1
Biography index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Science, Technology
Earth Sciences University of Toronto
May 23, 2017 Haberlandt, Gottlieb
texts
eye 4,621
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comment 1
10
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Plant physiology
botanicus
texts
eye 1,388
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comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bulbs, Pictorial works
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
May 18, 2017 Bracken, John, 1883-
texts
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14
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Agriculture, Dry farming, cbk
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 14, 2017 Stead, W. T. (William Thomas), 1849-1912; Fitchett, W. H. (William Henry), 1845-1928
texts
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32
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Topics: World politics -- 19th century, Books -- Reviews Australia
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Apr 19, 2017 zhong guo si yong zhi wu zhi bian ji wei yuan hui中国饲用植物志编辑委员会
texts
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comment 1
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Topic: botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Apr 19, 2017 zhong guo ke xue yuan xin jiang zong he kao cha dui bian
texts
eye 5,525
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comment 1
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Topic: botany
Cornell University Library
Mar 27, 2017 Knuth, Paul, 1854-1899; Knuth, Paul, 1854-1899; Müller, Hermann, 1829-1883; Ainsworth Davis, J. R. (James Richard), 1861-1934
texts
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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topic: Fertilization of plants
Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Mar 21, 2017 S.D. Riegel & Sons; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
texts
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Cover title
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Topics: Nursery stock Georgia Catalogs, Peppers Seeds Catalogs
SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
( 1 reviews )
Topic: English language
SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
( 1 reviews )
Topic: English language
SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
( 1 reviews )
Topic: English language
SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
( 1 reviews )
Topic: English language
SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
( 1 reviews )
Topic: English language
SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
( 1 reviews )
Topic: English language
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
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SCAR set donated by Professor Peter A. Reich
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Topic: English language
statement of responsibility: Jean Charles Chenu
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Feb 16, 2017 Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio, 1723-1788; Trattner, Johann Thomas (I, Wenen) prt
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statement of responsibility: J.A. Scopoli.
( 1 reviews )
Darwin Library; Title ID 145360
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jan 24, 2017 J. Caldecott, L. Miles (Eds), UNEP-WCMC
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Source: London, UK
( 1 reviews )
pt. 1. General history of invention and improvement.--pt. 2. Pioneer manufacturing centers
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Topics: Agricultural machinery, Agricultural machinery industry
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nov 24, 2016 Kendall, Carl, 1947-; Hawkins, John, 1946-; Bossen, Laurel, 1945-
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Includes bibliographies and index
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Topics: botany, Ethnology, Indians of Central America, Indians of Mexico
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Topic: Encyclopaedias
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 13, 2016 Fries, Theodor Magnus, 1832-1913
texts
eye 1,520
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comment 1
14
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Sep 5, 2016 Munson Steamship Line
texts
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Shelved with: Cuba review and bulletin
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Topic: Cuba -- Periodicals
Cornell University Library
Sep 4, 2016 Wortley, E. J. (E. Jocelyn)
texts
eye 43,468
favorite 5
comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topic: Poultry
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Aug 30, 2016 Beveridge, W. I. B. (William Ian Beardmore), 1908-
texts
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comment 1
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Topic: Research
Natural History Museum Library, London
Aug 28, 2016 British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology. [Mammals]; Hinton, Martin Alister Campbell, 1883-1961
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3 4 5 6
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Aug 10, 2016 American Society for Microbiology; Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Breed, Robert S. (Robert Stanley), 1877-1956
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Includes bibliographies
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Topics: Bacteriology, Bacteria -- classification, Bacteriology
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Jul 16, 2016
texts
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comment 1
( 1 reviews )
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jul 10, 2016 United States National Museum; Smithsonian Institution; United States. Dept. of the Interior
texts
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Many numbers issued in parts
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Science
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
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comment 1
10
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Topics: Botany -- Great Britain, Wild flowers -- Great Britain Identification
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Jun 26, 2016 Institut für Meereskunde zu Berlin
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"Sammlung volkstümlicher Vortrage zum Verständnis der Nationalen Bedeutung von Meer und Seewesen."
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Oceanography